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RedSoxtober
06-02-2016, 09:58 AM
The Red Sox couldn’t keep things status quo, so Joe Kelly finds himself back in Triple-A.

After Kelly allowed seven runs over just 2 1/3 innings in the Red Sox’ 13-9 loss to the Orioles, he was told he would be rejoining Pawtucket. Taking his place on the big league roster will be reliever Noe Ramirez.

Since flirting with a no-hitter in his first start off the disabled list, Kelly has given up 12 runs over just seven innings in his last two outings. The righty’s ERA stands at 8.46.

Kelly said he was surprised by the news.

“Yeah, a little bit,” he acknowledged. “Obviously I didn’t see it coming, but it’s the move they decided to make, and I’m just going to go down there and try to continue to get better at what I do. Commanding the baseball. And just work on all my stuff and try to get back as soon as I can.”

Red Sox manager John Farrell said after the game there is no immediate plan to fill the spot in the rotation, with the team not needing a fifth starter for nine days due to two days off next week.

“When he came back, he didn’t look like he was overthrowing,” Farrell said of Kelly. “He was staying in his delivery well. There was a consistent effort and energy within it that allowed him to command the fastball. That has not been the case these last two times out. That’s an area that has been kind of the nemesis of Joe. Blessed with a golden arm and tremendous stuff, but the execution of it has not been as consistent in those games than what he showed previously. … The pursuit to get him back on track is clearly there. We’ve got off days in the schedule coming up. We can do some things. We have some flexibility in the rotation. You exit early, it taxes a bullpen deep, and we’ve got to get another arm here.”weei.com

Green_Monster
06-02-2016, 11:51 AM
Kelly is far too inconsistent. Like Farrell said, he was blessed with a golden arm, but he hasn't been able to execute.

I'm not sure were they'll go from here after that nine day stretch is up. There's not really a great option in AAA, so I fear we'll be seeing Buchholz or Kelly again.

homie564
06-02-2016, 12:14 PM
Kelly would be our solution at reliever imo... but Farrell seems insistent on him being a starter

Soxfan85
06-02-2016, 12:50 PM
What about O'Sullivan? Better results than Clay/Kelly and Owens.

trentman1155
06-02-2016, 03:45 PM
What about Jeremy Guthrie who has opt out of his MiLB contract we can use a Vet SP who went to WS with KC.. I realize it's a long long shot and he didn't do great in AAA but I mine as well throw ideas out there for ppl

Bo Sox Fan
06-02-2016, 05:09 PM
Whatever happened to Brian Johnson?

Brandon Workman should be recovered from TJ surgery here soon as well should he not?

This team has an endless quantity of depth starting options. They just failed miserably on quality.

Station 13
06-02-2016, 05:41 PM
Noe Ramirez has no business being in the majors. Kelly is so inconsistent. I think we need to pair him with Vazquez to see if he will improve.

Soxfan85
06-02-2016, 06:10 PM
Whatever happened to Brian Johnson?

Brandon Workman should be recovered from TJ surgery here soon as well should he not?

This team has an endless quantity of depth starting options. They just failed miserably on quality.

Johnson is not active due to anxiety he's working on it. Workman is still re-covering no time on coming back yet

BSF101
06-02-2016, 10:10 PM
And yet Clay Butthole is still on the team.

Station 13
06-02-2016, 10:53 PM
Noe Ramirez with 2 bombs in his return. Damn he stinks. Get Hembree back.

RedSoxtober
06-03-2016, 04:41 PM
Per the Boston Herald (http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/red_sox/2016/05/red_sox_notes_xander_bogaerts_stays_red_hot_extend s_streak_to_21), Workman is expected to stay in XST until Lowell's season starts. The implication seems to be that he'll get some action with them as he works his way back.

RedSoxtober
06-03-2016, 04:46 PM
Noe Ramirez with 2 bombs in his return. Damn he stinks. Get Hembree back.

I'm not arguing for one over the other but it's worth noting that after a few decent appearances in April, Hembree's May was pretty awful: 12.0IP, 19H, 4BB, 7K, .358/.397/.547 against, 1.917whip. His 3.75ERA (and 2.14 overall) are pretty deceiving.

At any rate, he's got to stay in MiLB for 10 days after his demotion (June 6 or 7).

Station 13
06-03-2016, 11:50 PM
I'm not arguing for one over the other but it's worth noting that after a few decent appearances in April, Hembree's May was pretty awful: 12.0IP, 19H, 4BB, 7K, .358/.397/.547 against, 1.917whip. His 3.75ERA (and 2.14 overall) are pretty deceiving.

At any rate, he's got to stay in MiLB for 10 days after his demotion (June 6 or 7).

While Hembree was smoke and mirror, he is still better than Noe Ramirez. Kelly might work in relief too, he's done it while with the Cards.

GrkGawdofWalkz
06-05-2016, 08:03 AM
Good bye, Kelly. Noe Ramirez isn't far behind him on the meh chart. I'd be seeing how Holland is coming along in his TJ post recovery. As soon as he's ready making him a good offer.

RedSoxtober
06-08-2016, 11:27 AM
Pitching in his first game for Triple-A Pawtucket since his demotion from the Red Sox, Joe Kelly was forced from his start against Toledo with two outs in the fifth inning after experiencing what is believed to be a right groin injury.

Kelly’s last batter was JaCoby Jones, who lofted a sacrifice fly to right field. The righty would gingerly run to back up home plate on the play, leading to Pawtucket trainer Jon Jochim escorting Kelly off the field.

“He felt some discomfort in his right groin,” PawSox manager Kevin Boles told the Providence Journal. “We’re going to reevaluate him and see how he comes in tomorrow.”

According to the ProJo, Kelly showed no signs of the injury prior to the Jones at-bat, with the paper reporting 15 swings and misses (10 on offspeed pitches).

Kelly finished his outing giving up three runs over 4 2/3 innings, striking out five while allowing six hits and a walk in his 79-pitch start.weei.com

RedSoxtober
06-16-2016, 05:07 PM
Counting Triple A, Joe Kelly has thrown only 33 1/3 innings over the last 63 days. He is on the disabled list with Pawtucket and hasn’t thrown off the mound since straining a groin muscle on June 7.

Joe Kelly could end up in the bullpen when he returns from the disabled list.
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Joe Kelly could end up in the bullpen when he returns from the disabled list.

Once Kelly is healthy enough to pitch again, the Red Sox should put him in the bullpen. The alternative is waiting weeks for him to build up arm strength to start again.

Kelly has a 5.00 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 41 starts for the Sox. For every occasional flash of talent, there have been injuries or setbacks. It made sense to give him every chance to start but now it’s time to see how he performs in relief.

With his fastball, Kelly could give the Red Sox an interesting option in the late innings.Boston Globe

RedSoxtober
07-03-2016, 02:03 PM
After the All-Star break, the Red Sox will have a new arm in the bullpen that won’t require any wheeling and dealing from Dave Dombrowski.

Joe Kelly is being repackaged as a reliever, said manager John Farrell. Kelly, who struggled as a starter this season, hasn’t pitched since injuring his groin with Triple-A Pawtucket on June 2.

The hard-throwing right-hander had a 40-pitch bullpen session yesterday, and will throw another on Monday before returning to the minor leagues for rehab appearances. The plan is to have him back in the majors after the All-Star Game.Boston Herald

Station 13
07-05-2016, 01:11 AM
I believe Kelly can be a really special reliever. Might take another 2 year like we had to witness Andrew Miller maddening years here.

RedSoxtober
07-07-2016, 02:13 PM
The most notable storyline in an otherwise underwhelming effort from the Spinners was the rehab appearance for Joe Kelly out of the bullpen. Kelly came in to pitch the seventh inning, allowing no runs or hits, while walking and striking out one. It was Kelly’s first appearance since being placed on the disabled list June 12 (retroactive to June 9) while in Pawtucket with a groin injury. He’s scheduled to pitch for Lowell Friday and Monday.weei.com